Stephen Moore: We’ve Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers

More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined.

Stephen Moore The Wall Street Journal 4/1/2011

If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly […]

Howard Dean and the $100,000 Wisconsin Slush Fund

“If even one of these Democrats had remained in Wisconsin, the state police would have forcibly brought them to the state Capitol and the bill would have passed. So now they are holed up in another state playing a high stakes game of chicken over which side will cave first. That’s why we […]

Meet the Hundreds of NYC Sanitation Workers Who Earn Over $100,000

“They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important…”They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor [Bloomberg] pay for the layoffs, […]

Unions v. reality–all-out war looms

Editorial The Trentonian 12/2/2010

From New York to Trenton to Washington and beyond, employees on tax-funded payrolls have gotten the notion they are the public masters, not public servants. And why wouldn’t they?

Year after year, craven politicians (especially although not exclusively Democrats) have surrendered to the unions’ unsustainable contract demands without so much as […]

Irish Sovereignty on the Brink

Steve McCann American Thinker 11/19/2010

Ireland, a country to which nearly 40 million Americans can trace their ancestry, is on the brink of insolvency and a loss of sovereignty.

In the 1990s and the early part of this decade, Ireland’s growth rate had earned it the nickname of “the Celtic Tiger.” Supported by EU budget […]